Hi again! I made this card for my parents' friend who turned 65 last week. When I reorganized my room, I came across this small-to-me card (it's a "regular" sized card though, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2") that I wanted to use up. I pretty much only use 5" x 6 1/2" cards, so working with this small space felt like a challenge to me. I started off with some kraft paper, and this vibrant Making Memories patterned paper. I tend to feel weird not putting images on my cards, but since this paper was so bold, I figured just framing a quote would be enough. The sentiment is by Fiskars, and seemed to fit the celebration well (I hope it didn't offend her though! lol!). I stamped it in some Aquamarine chalk ink, and used my Nestabilities to frame and mat it. I added a bit of sheer yellow ribbon, some teeny tiny flowers, and a Making Memories brad. The ruffle treatment is sheer gold vellum paper, punched with a Martha Stewart border, and I played with the scalloped end to get it to raise up a bit.
I don't think I could continue to make cards without images, but I do like how this one came out- the paper is so pretty and summery, and does most of the "work" on this card. Hope you like it too, and are keeping cool- it's a whopping 100+ degrees in New York!!!
-Suzanne :O )